Our Unique Model

Innovative solutions to overcome difficult challenges.

Cova’s proven Circuit Rider model provides support to communities to ensure access to safe drinking water.

Our Unique Model

Innovative solutions to overcome difficult challenges.

Cova’s proven Circuit Rider model provides support to communities to ensure access to safe drinking water.

Empowering communities towards sustainability

Cova’s Circuit Rider Model

To ensure sustainable results and long-term success, Cova Circuit Rider Water Technicians routinely travel to rural communities across Central America to provide training, capacity building, technical assistance, and water quality monitoring support to community water boards through a three-phase approach.

Each Circuit Rider creates a monthly circuit among 50-60 communities, guaranteeing customers always have safe drinking water. Through Cova-led training and capacity building, communities move from Phase 1 to Phase 3, assuming increasing responsibilities required to maintain and operate their water system. Cova Circuit Riders remain available to communities for technical assistance and further capacity building as needed. Moving communities from Phase 1 to Phase 3 allows a Circuit Rider to support an additional 150 communities.

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Phase 1

Implement

50 Communities Supported by One Cova Circuit Rider

Laboratory Water Quality Analysis

Technical Assistance

On-Site Water Quality Monitoring

Chlorine Distribution

Community Capacity Building

Water Treatment Implementation

Cova Communities in Phase 1 - 36%

Phase 2

Transition

50 Communities Supported by One Cova Circuit Rider

Laboratory Water Quality Analysis

Technical Assistance

On-Site Water Quality Monitoring

Chlorine Distribution

Cova Communities in Phase 2 - 21%

Phase 3

Self-Sustaining

200 Communities Supported by One Cova Circuit Rider

Laboratory Water Quality Analysis

Technical Assistance

Cova Communities in Phase 3 - 43%

See our peer-reviewed study on our Circuit Rider model.

We are not a traditional charity

We believe in market-based approaches.

In addition to financial support from governments, foundations, NGOs, and individual donors, our partner communities invest in their safe water solutions, encouraging sustainable, long-lasting success.

The Circuit Rider

Journey for Water